Date: August 8, 2001
nine months working in a job that made me miserable my first day. I only accepted it to avoid the endless job search and was
under the impression that you weren't supposed to like your first job out of college anyway. I realized how unhappy I was
and left the job thinking things couldn't get any worse.
months with no luck job searching, I was beginning to doubt what I had thought was a good decision. I sent out countless
resumes and painstakingly-written cover letters that followed the rules of every job search book. Nothing. I started
reading a different book on cover letters and other books that prepared me to answer the top five hundred questions a
trained human resources jockey would ask me.
couple of unsuccessful interviews, I started to think that the answers in the
books I read were wrong. I didn't know I was supposed to do the job.
I was taught by my school's career center didn't work, so I figured I had
nothing to lose by trying your methods. The hiring manager was impressed that I called to ask him what his biggest problems
were and set up an interview. I presented my ideas on how I planned to improve the bottom line and
beat out 140 other applicants.
read the stories from other Ask the Headhunter followers on the Thank You, Masked Man pages, I hoped that I would have a
happy ending to my job search too. Today was my first day. I can't wait to go
to work tomorrow.
is an inspiring place for job hunters, unless they are human resources "professionals".
best to you, and thanks for the sage advice.